This year the location will be different, the rules will be different, but this is Butte, America, and Halloween will go on!
This year, the Novel Coronavirus is doing everything it can to keep us down, but thanks to the hard work of many good people in town, including the police, the fire department, the Butte Silver Bow Health Department, and of course, Butte Broadcasting, Treat Street will go on with lots to see and candy galore!
We need parade entries! There's no fee this year!
We need candy! You can donate until October 22nd!
Drop off locations throughout the city.
We need to spread the word! Tell everyone you know!
This virus is tough, but it doesn't last forever. At best it can live on surfaces for a week, so all the candy for the event is going to be packed by volunteers wearing masks and gloves by October 23rd. It will then be sealed so that any Sars-CoV-2 that might have gotten to it at any point will be dead by Hallooween.
Obviously the usual location won't work. So instead of the World Museum of Mining, we will be holding the event at Northwest Distribution Center on Wynne Avenue behind Walmart. The trucks will be tucked away giving us room to build a literal Treat St.
With Trick or Treating classified by the CDC as a "High Risk," please consider instead donating your candy to Treat Street and participating there instead of going door-to-door.
There will be collection buckets set up around town where you can donate a bag of candy for the big event.
There's a lot to do, and if you'd like to help, we'd love to have you.
For questions about the Parade, or to enter a float, call Matt Boyle at 406 498 3549.
For questions about Treat Street and Candy, call Butte Broadcasting 406 494 7777.
For questions about Halloween in Butte in general, call Gabriel at 406 490 0105.
Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
Lower risk activities
These lower risk activities can be safe alternatives:
Moderate risk activities
Higher risk activities
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19: